Hostal Mare Nostrum
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Liesje left her buddies for good to accompany me on my two-week tour of Spain. Discomfort and stress led to a day of fun and games. It was a long overnight train ride to Barcelona. We made countless stops throughout the night to pick up passengers in small French towns. I was woken up by the noise of people boarding, the stink of cigarette smoke, …
Just as well we paid the bill the night before, cause when we left in the morning for Barcelona the hotel was in darkness and all locked up. Unlocked the front door and let ourselves out. Train left on time. At the border they checked our passports, and evicted two travellers -- 1 of them who protested was cuffed and frog …
... which is the highest residential floor, with the next level up being the roof bar and so on. James liked the look of our room but we escorted him to his hostel when we'd dropped our bags off and had to wait 30 minutes or so for some kind of a shift change (there are a couple of quite nice bars opposite so this wasn't much of a hardship).
When all was sorted out (it turned out that James' dormitory was nearly as nice as our room) we set off in search of La Merce. We found it ...
... type warbler in a roadside bush but it was gone before we got a look at it.
There were a couple of Hoopoes in the fields and it took us several attempts before we worked out that the calls we were hearing regularly were coming from tiny Fan-tailed Warblers (or more correctly, Zitting Cisticolas) which were numerous.
Dragonflies abounded in the ditch that ran along the side of the road after we'd walked a few hundred metres and we started to ...
Our last full day in Barcelona and we were going to take it easy.
Whats on the agenda... Palac Guell! We've been walking past it everyday as it's on the street from our hotel to the main street La Rambla. A marble house with many features of raught iron twist and tipped with gold in places. The roof has the really cool chimneys on it too.
Inside we had audioguides to explain ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed